Too Many Meetings? Stop Going!

Researchers estimate that the average professional spends over 60 hours each month in meetings and that over half of that time is wasted or unproductive.  Recapturing some of this time would be a huge boon for many but doing so first requires us to reconsider why we...

Change Your Team Culture to Manage Your Time

I was coaching a senior level executive in a large company a few years ago and, like many of us, her number one issue was that she was overwhelmed with too much work, and needed to find a way to better manage her time.  As I often do at the beginning of a coaching...

Do the Right Thing

One of my favorite leadership authors, Warren Bennis, once described the difference between managers and leaders with the expression “Managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right thing.”  Think about that for a moment.  “Doing the...

It’s Not Just What You Know as a Leader….

One of my father’s favorite expressions was that it’s not what you know, but who you know that matters.  He typically pulled it out to refer to some type of perceived injustice involving nepotism or some other type of favor where the most qualified person...

Leaders Look Up!

One common challenge we see among new leaders is their ability to set clear, long term direction for their teams and help their team members understand how their day-to-day work connects to these overall goals.   When coaching new leaders, I frequently hear them tell...

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